Thousands of people braved the wind and the rain and lined the streets yesterday as the Tour of Britain continued its journey through our region. The same stage was cancelled last year because of the weather.
If the conditions didn't make things tough enough, the cyclists had to take on the challenge of the Cumbrian fells.
Hundreds of people in Cumbria were able to see Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and the rest of the Sky Team up close on Tuesday night as they dropped in at a village pub near Penrith.
After completing the stage from Jedburgh to Dumfries, the riders went for a meal. As Tim Backshall reports, the pub had won the honour of hosting them in a national competition.
Hundreds of people are lining the roadside at Shap summit to cheer on the Tour of Britain.
Bradley Wiggins was all smiles in Carlisle before he set off.
Cyclists were interviewed in Carlisle, giving the crowds the opportunity to take pictures of the stars.
Competitors took to the stage in Carlisle before the start of Stage Four.
Hundreds of people have turned out in Penrith to catch a glimpse of the Tour of Britain. Competitors began Stage Four of the race at 11am from Carlisle.
After the Tour of Britain, cycling fans near Penrith had a treat when the biggest names in the sport headed to a village pub. Watch out for flash photography in the video below because everybody had their cameras ready at the Strickland Arms.
The village pub won a national competition to meet Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and the rest of Team Sky.
Cyclists raced from Jedburgh to Dumfries in the Tour of Britain stage.
Mark Cavendish won a sprint finish to take stage three of the Tour of Britain in Dumfries.
The 2011 world road race champion had suffered a crash in the closing stages of the opening round and finished second best in a dash for the line at Knowsley Safari Park yesterday.
However, after the peleton - lead by Team Sky colleagues Jeremy Hunt and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins - had finally reeled in the breakaway group heading into the final two kilometres, the Manx Missile was not to be denied as he sprinted clear.